Why manual testing is key to DevOps success


“Automate everything!” seems to be the mantra of DevOps. But is this really the key to test effectively?

In a world of constant innovation, companies around the world aim to speed up time to market while improving efficiency and cross-team collaboration. Over the past decade, more and more development teams have started applying DevOps principles and practices.

A mature automation framework using (e.g. CI/CD tools) replaces manual work and therefore increases the speed by reducing human error in the process. As a result, the Dev team and IT infrastructure are brought closer together. However, when moving to DevOps, it is unrealistic to expect to automate all QA activities, for several reasons.

In our webinar, experts Constantin Büker (Sr. Director, Testing Services EU, Applause) and Trung Vo (Head of EU Onboarding and Conversion, Applause), will cover the following aspects:


  • How much is too much when it comes to automating processes in DevOps?
  • Why and how manual testing plays a crucial role to ensure digital quality
  • How to integrate manual testing in the best possible way when working in DevOps
  • Constantin and Trung will also be available to answer questions live during our Q&A session

Speakers of this webinar


Constantin Büker

Sr. Director, Testing Services EU • Applause

Working at Applause since 2014 and in the crowdsourcing field since 2012, Constantin Büker is leading the Testing Services department in the EU at Applause in Berlin and dedicated much of his time to establishing crowdtesting on the European market in the past few years. Through his role at Applause, Constantin gets to explore the latest technological developments, cultural diversity and actively shape ideas and markets. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and skills through writing articles.


Trung Vo

Head of EU Onboarding and Conversion • Applause

Working at Applause since 2014, Trung Vo has supported many companies to integrate crowdtesting into their workflows during their onboarding. He has seen various setups with distinct technical and cultural challenges in his daily work with development teams across Europe. His focus on process optimization helps companies to shift testing to the left and thereby increase their development velocity.


Applause is the worldwide leader in enabling digital quality. With the Product Excellence Platform, Applause provides a harmonized approach to quality that drastically improves testing coverage, reduces costs and speeds time-to-market for websites, mobile apps, IoT and in-store experiences.